Shakespeare and the Theatre of Wonder by T. G. BishopShakespeare and the Theatre of Wonder by T. G. Bishop

Shakespeare and the Theatre of Wonder

byT. G. Bishop

Paperback | December 14, 2006

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The experience of powerful emotion has always been central to dramatic presentation and audience response. In this study, T. G. Bishop examines ways in which wonder has been used by playwrights as an integral part of theater in classical and medieval drama and explores wonder in Shakespeare's work through extended readings of The Comedy of Errors, Pericles and The Winter's Tale. By focusing on how characters feel, and how the story of these feelings is told and evaluated, this study offers a new approach to understanding plays.
Title:Shakespeare and the Theatre of WonderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:December 14, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521034922

ISBN - 13:9780521034920

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Theory of wonder; theatre of wonder; 2. Vision and vocation in the theatre of God; 3. Compounding 'Errors'; 4. Pericles; or, the past as fate and miracle; 5. The Winter's Tale; or, filling up the graves; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"...Shakespeare and the theatre of wonder is an enlightening work, coupling impressive insight into the plays it analyzes with an infectious appreciation for the rich chemistry of those dynamic still points in which nothing but everything is happening." Thomas Moisan, Shakespeare Quarterly